Their sons got drafted — and by their own organizations. The Tigers took Patrick Leyland in the eighth round, while the White Sox went with Ozney Guillen in the 22nd.
Jim Leyland said he was "absolutely thrilled" and he "never pushed anybody" to select his son.
"He can stand on his own two feet," said Leyland, adding anyone who thinks his son was drafted as a favor would be "foolish."
Particularly since it was a high pick.
"They just don't do that," Leyland said.
Patrick Leyland, a 6-foot-2 catcher from Bishop Canevin High School in Pittsburgh, now has a decision to make. He was drafted 253rd overall but also has a scholarship awaiting at Maryland.
The elder Leyland said he's not sure what his son will do. He said he told teams, including the Tigers, "if you like him, take him; if you don't, don't take him."
He also called this "a moment of truth" for his son.
"You're on your own, son," Leyland said. "Be a man now. Go out and see if you can play."
Ozney Guillen, an outfielder from Monsignor Edward Pace in Miami, has committed to South Florida. His brother Oney was drafted by the White Sox in 2007.